Paul Fussell Quotes
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I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Those who fought know a secret about themselves, and it is not very nice. They have experienced secretly and privately their natural human impulse towards sadism and brutality ... Not only did I learn to kill with a noose of piano wire put around someone's neck from behind, but I learned to enjoy the prospect of killing that way.
Most people who seek attention and regard by announcing that they're writing a novel are actually so devoid of narrative talent that they can't hold the attention of a dinner table for thirty seconds, even with a dirty joke.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.